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Brits cut back because of high energy bills

Brits cut back because of high energy bills

Increases in energy bills during recent months have prompted Brits to cut back on spending in other areas.

A study carried out by Consumer Focus has shown that more than six in ten consumers (61 per cent) plan to cut back on basic essentials in order to make ends meet.

Jonathan Stearn, Consumer Focus energy expert, said: "It is disgraceful that huge winter energy bills are causing such misery for so many of the most vulnerable families, pensioners and disabled people."

Meanwhile, recent research published by uSwitch.com has revealed that Brits could be left out of pocket, after price rises by energy suppliers in the last 12 months added £4.3 billion to household bills.

The report showed that average costs increased by £381 in 2008 to £1,293 and while recent cuts will trim £56 from this figure - or £650 million overall - consumers still face a shortfall of £3.7 billion.

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